The Autism Arts program invites children, youth and young adults ages 5-25 who are on the autism spectrum to explore art mediums through self-expression. The program creates an opportunity for new friendships to develop and participants to take part in a positive recreational experience within the community.
The Autism Arts program utilizes a unique model developed by Autism Nova Scotia in partnership with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, located in Halifax. As of 2013, Autism Arts is also available at the Yarmouth Art Gallery in partnership with the Southwest Nova Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia.
Autism Arts incorporates a team teaching approach, including an autism professional (Autism, Behavioural Coordinator and Art Educator) who work together to maximize the success of each participant’s experience. Autism Arts consists of eight-week sessions that take place on Saturdays during the months of October – December (Fall Term), January – March (Winter Term), and March – May (Spring Term).
“Our kids have a lot of fun with Autism Arts knowing that some of their friends will be there. It helps build their confidence.” - Parent
“My son loves the social aspect of Autism Arts; he has friends there.” - Parent
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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Art Facilitator: Agne Kubiliute
Agne has been the art facilitator for the Autism Arts Program for the past 10 years. Agne is responsible for planning and coordinating all of the art projects. Agne actively facilitates the projects on Saturday mornings with particiapnts on the autism spectrum, pushing them outside of their comfort zones allowing them to express themselves through art.
Where: 1723 Hollis Street, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
When: Sessions are eight weeks long.
Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring
Age: 5 - 25 years old
Sessions are held on Saturdays from:
PLEASE READ THE APPLICATION PROCESS CAREFULLY.
The application process is done entirely online. Parents/caregivers/interested participants are able to complete an application form online on the day of registration; the form will be available here on the day registration opens. All application forms will be processed based on the time stamp in which they were submitted. From there, all applicants will be contacted via email (to the email provided on the application form) within two weeks to update them on their applications' status.
Please make sure to read the following BEFORE STARTING THE APPLICATION FORM.
· There is NO option to save the applications once you start, please make sure you are able to complete them in full- partially completed application will not be considered.
· Submit a SEPARATE application for EACH person you wish to apply for.
This program fills up quickly as there are limited spaces available. All applications forms are time stamped based upon arrival and processed in that order. Because of the high volume of interested people in this program, we cannot hold spots. Completing an application form does not necessarily guarantee you a spot; you will be contacted in a few weeks regarding your application’s status.
For more information, please contact Caitlyn Temple, Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902.446.4995 ext.59